Dr. Jerry Lanier is no stranger to success. As founder and owner of Kids Dental Kare, the leading pediatric dentistry brand in Southern California, he has worked his way to the top of the children dental care industry with one simple secret: Giving!
On September 9th, 2012, Dr. Lanier organized the first ever Kids Dental Kare Free Day, where kids from all walks of life received dental treatment absolutely free. On that day it didn’t matter if the children had insurance or whether they were documented citizens or not. Dr. Lanier and his volunteer staff of dentists and office workers gave up their Sunday in order to treat kids in need.
Some parents and children waited in line from as early as 5am in order to receive much needed treatment they would never be able to afford on their own. Everyone that walked in to Kids Dental Kare on that day was seen and received top notch treatment and they didn’t have to pay one cent.
“Grateful. So grateful!” is how one of Kids Dental Kare patients felt on that day. Dr. Lanier made sure to make a point that political or economic issues have no place in children’s lives. “It’s not their fault that they don’t have insurance. Children shouldn’t be in pain for any reason, and I’m going to do my part in making sure this is a reality.”
Dozens of children received treatment during the Kids Dental Kare Free Day, but more than getting a healthy smile, kids and parents alike left the KDK East L.A. location feeling like somebody actually cares in this world. Proving without the shadow of a doubt that Kids Dental KARES!